Archive for April, 2021

BANGKOK : Sri Lanka calls for stronger regional cooperation for building back better from the pandemic through promotion of trade, investment and foreign employment opportunities at the 77th Session of the UNESCAP in Bangkok

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Press Release- Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UNESCAP Bangkok, Thailand Sri Lanka calls for stronger regional cooperation for building back better from the pandemic through promotion of trade, investment and foreign employment opportunities at the 77th Session of the UNESCAP in Bangkok Speaking on the theme ‘Building back better from crises […]

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THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 13

Friday, April 30th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS The most important achievement of the 1956 government was the entrenchment of Buddhism. MEP government gave Buddhism its ‘rightful place.’ It is tempting to make fun of this phrase but it is an accurate description of the historical role of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Buddhism came to Sri Lanka in the time of […]

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අපි මේ මහා වසංගතයෙන් ගැලවෙන්නේ කෙසේද?

Friday, April 30th, 2021

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි අප ජිවත් වන්නේ ආශිර්වාද ලත් රටක් තුලය. අපට ලෙඩ රෝග නැතිව ජිවත්විය හැකි භූමියක් ස්වභාවය විසින් නිර්මාණය කරදී ඇත. සුද්දා මේ රටට ඇතුළුවන විට මෙරට තුල ඉතා හොඳ සෞඛ්‍යමත් ජනතාවක් හා සෞඛ්‍ය පද්ධතියක් තිබුනද, අද මෙන් රෝහල් රට පුරාම තිබුනේ නැත. දැන් රට පුරාම රෝහල් තිබුනද හොඳ නිරෝගී ජනතාවක් නැති බව පැහැදිලිව දිස්වේ. […]

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Lies, deceptions and treachery of Kabir Hashim

Friday, April 30th, 2021

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA The Shameless Jabbering Bandits (SJB) have accused the government of attempting to impose civil disabilities on key opposition leaders on the recommendations of the Special Presidential Commission on Political Victimization, saying that riot is tantamount to over-riding the judiciary and therefore unconstitutional. The Special Commission had indicted 22 political leaders […]

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නිදහසට එක්වෙමු-වැඩබිම ජයගමු යෝජනාව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට භාරදෙයි

Friday, April 30th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ වෘත්තිය සමිති එක්ව සකස් කළ යෝජනා 21කින් යුතු ‘නිදහසට එක්වෙමු-වැඩබිම ජයගමු’ ජාත්‍යන්තර කම්කරු දින යෝජනාව ශ්‍රීලනිප සේවක සංගමයේ ලේකම් ලෙස්ලි දේවේන්ද්‍ර මහතා විසින් අද (30) දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට භාර දෙන ලදි. අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා එවකට කම්කරු අමාත්‍යවරයා ලෙස ගෙන ආ කම්කරු […]

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මහ බැංකුවේ 2020 වාර්ෂික වාර්තාව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා වෙත පිළිගන්වයි

Friday, April 30th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුවේ 71 වන වාර්ෂික වාර්තාව මහ බැංකු අධිපති දේශමාන්‍ය මහාචාර්ය ඩබ්ලිව්. ඩී ලක්ෂ්මන් මහතා විසින් අද (30) දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට පිළිගන්වන ලදි. මුදල් නීති පනත අනුව සෑම වර්ෂයකම අප්‍රේල් 30 වන දින හෝ ඊට ප්‍රථම මුදල් අමාත්‍යවරයාට මහ බැංකුවේ වාර්ෂික වාර්තාව පිළිගැන්විය යුතු […]

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China adds military relations to his extensive portfolio in Sri Lanka

Friday, April 30th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 30 (South Asian Monitor): Sri Lanka and China vowed on Wednesday to enhance pragmatic cooperation in all sectors between the two countries, including the military, China’s official agency Xinhua reported. The pledge came after Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa met with visiting Chinese State […]

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Strategic cooperation comes to the fore in Sino-Lankan relations

Friday, April 30th, 2021

By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 30 (Daily News): The Chinese Defense Minister Gen.Wei Fenghe’s visit to Sri Lanka this week could be described as yet another high-level exchange to boost political and economic cooperation as much as defense links with Sri Lanka’s closest and most dependable friend. Minister Wei was the second senior […]

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S’pore bars long-term pass holders and visitors from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Yuen Sin Courtesy The Straits Times SINGAPORE – All long-term pass holders and short-term visitors who have been in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the last two weeks will no longer be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore, Education Minister Lawrence Wong announced on Friday (April 30). This move, which kicks in […]

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Sixteen more Grama Niladhari Divisions isolated

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sixteen Grama Niladhari Divisions in Kalutara and Polonnaruwa districts have been placed under isolation orders with immediate effect, says Commander of Army General Shavendra Silva. The isolated areas are as follows: Baduraliya police area (Kalutara District):• Bolunna Grama Niladhari Division• Ingurudaluwa Grama Niladhari Division• Midalana Grama Niladhari Division• Morapitiya Grama Niladhari Division• Peleda Grama […]

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Sri Lanka records 11 new COVID deaths

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Eleven more persons who were infected with COVID-19 have succumbed to the virus infection in Sri Lanka, says the Director-General of Health Services. The latest coronavirus victims have pushed the country’s death toll from the pandemic outbreak to 678. 01. A 79-year-old woman from Piliyandala area: She died on admission to a private […]

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Daily COVID cases hit record high with over 1,600 new infections

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s COVID infections soared yet again on Friday (April 30) as 740 more people were tested positive for the virus. Following the new development, the island nation has recorded a total of 1,662 fresh cases of coronavirus within the day, marking the highest single-day spike in infections. Sri Lanka’s daily cases count […]

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Police arrest 104 more people for violating quarantine laws

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police has arrested 104 more individuals within the past 24 hours for not following quarantine regulations. A total of 4,191 arrests have been made by the police since 30th of October last year, Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said. The quarantine law gazette notification was published on the 15th of October […]

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Traditional punishment for suspect who attempted to snatch a necklace (Video)

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News A motorcyclist who had arrived at a fruit shop in the Atalugama, Dehiowita earlier today (29) had attempted to snatch the necklace of the shop owner and had tried to flee the premises. However, putting up a fight, she had not allowed him to flee. Afterward, the residents of the area had […]

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India launches investigations into Rishad Bathiudeen

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Intelligence Bureau and Kerala Police have started to dig into Kerala connections of All Ceylon Makkal Congress Leader and Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen after he was arrested by Sri Lankan Police on April 24 in connection with April 2019 Easter Sunday attacks that killed 279 people and injured hundreds. While the specifics of […]

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Gravitas: Bill Gates says no to sharing vaccine formulas to developing world

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

WION The Global Elites want to keep vaccine patents locked. The US remains non-committal on waivers. Now, Bill Gates has said no to lifting patents to share vaccine formulas with the developing world. WION’s Palki tells you how patents on vaccines are the biggest roadblock towards recovery.

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THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 12

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS SWRD Bandaranaike was assassinated in 1959. This was followed by two attempts to remove his successor, Sirimavo.  First, the failed coup of 1962 and second, the JVP insurgency of 1971. The 1971 rebellion was the first armed uprising against the state. Mano Ratwatte, son of Mackie Ratwatte, Private Secretary to Prime Minister Sirimavo, […]

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Bold Changes Needed to Salvage the Nation’s Tea Plantation Industry

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Ananda Wickramasinghe  The Sri Lankan tea plantation industry is facing serious challenges that call for unbiased analyses of the current status and bold rethinking of the solutions required if it is to continue to hold its place as one of the nation’s leading sources of foreign exchange. What we are witnessing presently is an industry […]

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දිස්ත‍්‍රික්ක කිහිපයක අහඹු PCR නවතන්නැයි දැනුම් දුන්නා.. ඉන් වසංගතය තවත් දරුණු වේවි..

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් දිස්ත්‍රික්ක කිහිපයක වෙනදා සිදු කරන ලද අහඹු PCR පරීක්ෂණ වහාම නවත්වන්නැයි දන්වා ඇතැයි මහජන සෞඛ්‍ය පරීක්ෂකවරුන්ගේ සංගමය සඳහන් කරයි. එහි සභාපති උපුල් රෝහණ මහතා සඳහන් කරන්නේ දැනට දිස්ත්‍රික් මට්ටමින් කරගෙන යමින් තිබූ අහඹු පරීක්ෂණ නවත්වන්නැයි බලධාරීන් විසින් දන්වා ඇති බවත් එය ඉතා කණගාටුදායක තත්ත්වයක් බවත්ය. මෙහි අරමුණ වන්නේ ආසාදිතයන් වාර්තා […]

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Sri Lanka has prioritised relations with China, Gotabaya tells General Wei

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu Sri Lanka follows an independent foreign policy, will never bend to outside pressures, Chinese media quoted Mr. Rajapaksa. Sri Lanka has prioritised developing relations with China and firmly supports” China’s positions on issues concerning its core interests, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defence Wei […]

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Six more Grama Niladhari Divisions isolated

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Six Grama Niladhari Divisions in Trincomalee District have been placed under isolation order with immediate effect, says the Commander of Sri Lanka Army General Shavendra Silva. Thereby, the following Grama Niladhari Divisions will be isolated until further notice: Uppuveli police area:• Sumedagampura GN Division Trincomalee police area:• Moodovi GN Division• Koviladi GN Division• […]

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President emphasizes need to eliminate use of chemical fertilizers

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he will take up the challenge of making Sri Lanka the first country in the world to eliminate the use of chemical fertilizers, without taking a step back on the decision to end the use of chemical fertilizers in the country. The President said the fact that no country […]

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Local company sealed off after tests confirm presence of Aflatoxin in coconut oil

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana he Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has taken measures to seal off a local coconut oil manufacturing company after it was confirmed its products contain the highly carcinogenic substance Aflatoxin. Further, the coconut oil stocks that the company had released to the market have been removed by the CAA. Following the recent controversy concerning […]

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New Covid-19 restrictions for all religious places of worship

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services announced that all religious congregational activities will be prohibited until further notice due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country. Meanwhile the maximum number of persons allowed to gather at any place of worship has been reduced to 25. Previously the maximum number of persons allowed […]

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DO WE NEED A FUNDED PEACE?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS I read an article published in Daily News on 28.04.2021 ‘World Military Spending Rises to the US $ 2 Trillion by Thalif Deen.  The article was concluded quoting a statement US Secretary-General, Bank-Ki Moon, ‘the world is over-armed, and peace is underfunded.’ My question is could last a funded peace in the […]

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AN OPEN LETTER TO HE. GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA AND THE VISITING FOREIGN MINISTER OF CHINA.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

By Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart, Convener “The Muslim Voice” and Member “Viyathmaga”, April 28th., 2021. Chinese Defence Minister and President Rajapaksa hold talks. Wonderfull friendship. Let it long last for ever for the benefit of our two Nations. The opponents of our “Maathruboomiya” are crying foul about the […]

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Tamil Memorial Monument in Markham, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . KJ 6G1 Canada 26 April 2021 Mr. Khalid UsmanWard 7 CouncillorCity of Markham101 Town Centre BoulevardMarkham, Ontario, L3R 9W3 cc.  Mayor Frank Scarpitti Dear Councillor Khalid Usman: Re: Tamil Memorial Monument in Markham’s Ward 7. Permit me to address the members of the City of […]

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Opening Remarks by the Hon.Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Bilateral Discussion with General Wei Fenghe State Councilor and Minister of National Defense of CHINA

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Prime Minister’s Media Unit Hon. Minister, I’m am very happy to welcome you to Sri Lanka. We appreciate your deciding to visit despite the pandemic situation. We have had a number of high-level visits from China since the outbreak of the pandemic. I look forward to our discussion today and the opportunity, through this visit, […]

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ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා, චීනයේ ජාතික ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍ය ජනරාල් වෙයි ෆෙන්ග් මහතා සමඟ පැවැති ද්විපාර්ශ්වික සාකච්ඡාවේ දී දැක්වූ අදහස්

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ගරු ඇමතිතුමනි, ඔබව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පිළිගැනීමට හැකිවීම ගැන මම ඉතා සතුටු වෙමි. වසංගත  තත්ත්වය නොතකා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සංචාරය කිරීමට ඔබ කළ තීරණය අපි අගය කරමු. වසංගත තත්ත්වය හමුවේ වුවද චීනයේ ඉහළ පෙළේ දූත පිරිස් අවස්ථා ගණනාවක දී ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පැමිණියා. ඔබගේ මෙම සංචාරය  සහ හමුවීම තුළින් අපගේ ශක්තිමත් හා මිත්‍රශීලී ද්විපාර්ශ්වික සබඳතා තවදුරටත් […]

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Consultant Sabawa for Sri Lankan High Commissioner for India Requested the Maha Sangha to recite the ‘Rathana Sutta’

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

News Releases Uttareethara Sanga Consultant Sabawa for Sri Lankan High Commissioner for India has requested the Maha Sangha to recite the ‘Rathana Sutta’ in every temple in the country on Saturday 01st May with minimum participant for the benefit of the most affected Indian citizen, all the human in the world and finally Sri Lankan […]

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